One of the best days of my life!

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Submitted by sdrealtor on August 26, 2006 - 11:10pm

Today I taught my son to ride a bike! He has lots of health issues and is afraid of most things. A couple months ago, I asked my Father-In-Law to teach him because I was frustrated with his fear. He couldnt get him on the bike. Today I got him on the bike and he learned in about 5 minutes. I will NEVER EVER forget the look on his face when he hit the balance point the first time. He was so proud of himself and told me he could feel the pride inside his heart. I can't believe I almost let someone else do it.

I remember very little about being 6. It's amazing but I can remember exactly where I learned to ride a bike on the street in front of my childhood home, the direction I was going, the color/make of bike, the weather, what i was wearing, the moment my father let go and the joyful feeling when I first got it. I remember it like it happened 5 minutes ago.

Don't let someone else teach your son/daughter to ride a bike!

Submitted by FormerOwner on August 27, 2006 - 1:27am.

That was very touching, sdrealtor, and I'm happy for you and your son.

I like it that there is often a community feel to this blog and people share important events in their lives as well as practical advice. Regardless of what happens to housing and the economy, the best things in life are always free.

Submitted by speedingpullet on August 27, 2006 - 8:09am.

That's so cool sdrealtor!

Wierdly enough, I also remember learning how to ride my bike! I also remember the $ss-whopping I got when I wore holes the toes off of my brand new Converse sneakers , because we lived on a hill, and I hadn't figure out how to use the brakes!
They were sky blue Cons, and my bike was a Chopper with a leopard skin seat...ah...the 60's ;-)

Submitted by sdrealtor on August 27, 2006 - 11:36am.

It's amazing because I never really thought about it until we took off the training wheels, went outside and got started. There are moments in life that transcend all else and I look forward to stumbling upon a few more.

Anyone else out there remember learning to ride a bike the first time or anything else as momumental as this in your childhood?

Submitted by Larry J. on August 27, 2006 - 11:50am.

You have just been served up one of the great memories - savor it and make sure you've got some photos to commemmorate the day!

Submitted by sdrealtor on August 27, 2006 - 11:59am.

I got pictures but the best photos are indelibly etched in mind!

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